The Ducks came only to play for a few minutes in the 3rd. Perry shocked the world and sniped a playoff goal and nearly set another up just moments later, but that was about it. BB forgot to tell them the game started at 6 pm local time.
Good call checking to see if she was available first. That can save a herd of awkward moments later, not to mention wasted time fixating now.
Plenty of starfish in the sea. Enjoy your youth while you have it. Hang out with friends and don't be afraid to try new things and meet new people. You might be surprised where chicks are to be found. I've found former boyfriends through mutual friends as well as at school, church, work, and convenience stores. Do yourself a favour- skip that last one.
Good luck. You seem like a very cool, nice, smart guy. Once you get a few years experience in the dating world, it will come easier. There are lumps along the way, but you've found that out already. Life will go on, and you never know what it will bring when it does.
Sometimes a dinner is just a dinner. Sometimes people see it as more. Turning you down for dinner doesn't mean the end of a friendship, it just means that she doesn't want to have dinner with you.
It could be that she sees it as a date and just likes you as a friend and doesn't want you to get the wrong idea. It could be that she doesn't like to eat in public or on dates (doesn't necessarily mean that she has a phobia or eating disorder, but if she does, it's no reflection on you). There could be a number of reasons.
If you have mutual friends, ask her to join you in a group activity. I was just reading an article yesterday about how texting gets more "yes" answers for dates than calling, and asking to join a group gets more "yes" answers than asking for a date.
The article suggested going out with some friends and texting her and saying, "Hey. We're all at Senor Bubba's Casa del Squid (or whatever). Come down and join us." Just go in to it with the mindset that you're meeting friends for a good time and if she shows up, that's gravy on the cake.
I will be leaving my job at the end of the month to start medschool, and the people that I work with are all really awesome and we have developed into something of a family over the last year or so. We goof around at work, tease each other, help each other out, support each other in tough times, grab dinner and drinks, movies, etc etc. These friendships are worth hanging onto, so I will make it a point to keep in touch and meet with them whenever time permits. I can't help but think about how I'm going to miss seeing everyone on a daily basis, but at the same time, this job (while fun and stimulating) will not provide me with the opportunities that going to school will, so its in my best interest to leave. Besides, going to school (or in your case a new job) will be a new setting with a whole new group of people that you can befriend.
What has happened to him this year? Any other player in hockey, regardless of position, would have tried to stop that shot, regular season or playoffs with the game on the line. He should be stripped of his C for that. I wouldn't trust him if I were a teammates, regardless of offensive skill.
The people who you got along with or who you think can help you out professionally, and vice versa, keep in touch with.
It's normal feelings.
I got let go in early January without warning from a job I had for nearly 8 years and grew to really enjoy. I didn't make a whole lot of money, but just about every day I enjoyed what I was doing, enjoyed the people, and so forth. Needless to say, I was shocked, devastated, angry, and so on. The split was not passed on well from upper management to me and it is something I will never forget. I understand the risk of being let go in any job, but I'll just re-state how I was let go was completely unprofessional, I'll leave it at that. However, during my long time there I met good people, still keep tabs with what they are doing, both at that company and some that have left elsewhere also.
Thankfully I was able to find new employment fairly quickly about 1 1/2 months later and am enjoying my new position most days. Good people.
So, try not to get over-emotional on things, but it's natural obviously to feel upset or sad for leaving a place after so long. Maintain contact with the people that you established good working relationships with as well as friendships. They'll help you down the road.
I've been there, done that, and am about to do it again.
I've been at my full-time job for almost 15 years, but my arthritis is getting too bad and I can't physically do the job any more.
I've left a lot of jobs- either because I hated them, the place closed, I moved, I found something better, etc.- and what I've learned is that the people who are important follow through life outside of work.
Some people are just great co-workers, but not anyone you stay in touch with. There's nothing wrong with that. You miss them at first, but then they become people that you run into at Walmart and chat for a half an hour, but that's it.
Others you never see again, and that's ok too.
The good ones become friends. My best friend started as my co-worker over 20 years ago. We've lived in different towns, miles apart, but she's still the one I can tell anything, and her son is my Godson and the light of my life.
Stay in touch with people, and the relationships will follow their natural path. Some will blossom; some will die. It's like graduating- you have probably kept in touch with some people and not others.
Nowadays you young folks have your tweeting and facebooking and texting and e-mailing that we didn't have back in the day, so staying in touch is easier. Use these, and let life take its course. New people will come in, and others will go, but the true friends will be there forever. Sometimes it surprises you who these people will be.